ZAP, a leading electric transportation company that has delivered more than 100,000 vehicles to consumers in 75 countries, recently announced that the company has shipped a fleet of their Zaptruck XLs to Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas. The Zaptruck XLs is a versatile 100 percent plug-in electric LSV equipped with a Payload drop-in shell that provides a weatherproof, fully enclosed and lockable storage compartment.
Steven Schneider, chief executive officer of ZAP, stated, â€œWe have a rapidly growing number of these vehicles in our production queue as a result of stepped up demand and purchasing activity. Both corporate and government fleet buyers have been given mandates to implement change and, fortunately, we have been the beneficiary of that new direction.â€ He continued, â€œThe XL truck is attractive because it’s priced right, it has a variety of battery power levels and our new Payload shells can be equipped with full-length lift up doors with tinted windows, discrete tool bins, space-saving roll-up doors and a top-mounted utility rack.â€
Due to increasing demand, ZAP plans to expand its domestic manufacturing capability through Zap Motors Manufacturing in Kentucky. Zap Motors Manufacturing has applied for a $200 million Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE will be allocating $25 billion in loans to qualified carmakers and suppliers who can build advanced technology vehicles here in the United States.